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katie ta achoo
Jul 2, 2007, 10:54 PM
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On iPhone night (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/06/29/iphone-night-katies-experience/), I picked up the Skintight (http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-skintight.html) from Speck. It cost $29.95 and included in the box were two cases and a belt clip. I slipped on the case as per the instructions and....


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/07/02/Picture 2_500.jpg

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Luis
Jul 2, 2007, 11:04 PM
Wow, they miscalculated the dimensions of the phone for such a bad fit?!

Dan Peterson
Jul 2, 2007, 11:04 PM
That's awesome! (the Starbucks story, obviously not the case :p ) ... it's still gonna be about a month before I get my iPhone but dammit, I want some free stuff! ;)

I was worried about a lot of those pre-release cases and figured I'll just wait until iLounge comes out with some final reviews on a few cases before deciding for sure. Needs to be perfect!

ShiggyMiyamoto
Jul 2, 2007, 11:08 PM
Haha. Awesome job on the free Starbucks stuff. Are you in the pic with the Starbucks dude? I can't tell. If I don't make sense it's because I'm uber tired and I'm about to go to bed.

arn
Jul 2, 2007, 11:09 PM
Haha. Awesome job on the free Starbucks stuff. Are you in the pic with the Starbucks dude? I can't tell. If I don't make sense it's because I'm uber tired and I'm about to go to bed.

nah... it's not her. the person in the pic has a starbucks uniform on.

arn

brasscat
Jul 2, 2007, 11:12 PM
Don't kid yourself.... You got a free Starbucks because you're cute. iPhone or not! :D

Rojo
Jul 2, 2007, 11:13 PM
I'm addicted to Starbucks soy chais, so the idea of getting free ones almost makes me want to shell out $600 for an iPhone.

Wait... that doesn't make sense... :(

Cool story, though! :D

ShiggyMiyamoto
Jul 2, 2007, 11:14 PM
nah... it's not her. the person in the pic has a starbucks uniform on.

arn

:-p I'm tired. remember?

Vidar
Jul 2, 2007, 11:16 PM
I bought the same Speck cases, except I got the black and clear cases, and I must say they both fit perfectly on my iPhone. Maybe you just got a bad batch, or the pink ones aren't sized right, but the ones I got fit perfect.

V

katie ta achoo
Jul 2, 2007, 11:16 PM
Wow, they miscalculated the dimensions of the phone for such a bad fit?!

I think it's more the material. It fits fine everywhere else.

darwen
Jul 3, 2007, 12:31 AM
The incase rubber/silicone ones are AMAZING! They are the only one I see people using and they are getting great reviews. They come in black, grey, and red. Black looks really slick!

imwoblin
Jul 3, 2007, 01:28 AM
Anyone know anything about this case?

http://www.boxwave.com/products/dlcase/apple-iphone-designio-leather-case_2661.htm

Yankees 4 Life
Jul 3, 2007, 08:09 AM
The incase rubber/silicone ones are AMAZING! They are the only one I see people using and they are getting great reviews. They come in black, grey, and red. Black looks really slick!

Hey I totally Agree! I have the black one and it looks so sleek with the frame of the phone. I recommend their cases to any Iphone buyer!

Bahwinkle
Jul 3, 2007, 08:56 AM
I'm impressed with the caliber of the iPhone photo. The clarity of the photos I've seen, with only ambient light, is terrific. The baristas photo is quite nice and looks like it should be a Starbucks advertisement or training pamplet. I'd never have expected the quality from a phone.

Go, Apple R & D!

JtheLemur
Jul 3, 2007, 09:05 AM
I grabbed the SkinTight cases. Both fit perfectly (black and clear in one pack), but the black one has all these weird splotches on it. Definitely not up to the standards that Speck used to be at. I tried out a Speck ToughSkin case, a clear one, and it was even more ill-fitting than the one in the photo!

Finally settled on an InCase leather job they had at the Apple store. It has the world's tightest belt clip - not even sure why you'd really want to clip it to anything, what with the screen facing out and all! But it feels nice in the hand, and it's thick enough so that I don't have to worry about getting sweat/face grease all over the phone the times that I actually need to put it up to my ear. Ew, who wants to do that?! ;)

Rojo
Jul 3, 2007, 09:15 AM
I'm impressed with the caliber of the iPhone photo. The clarity of the photos I've seen, with only ambient light, is terrific. The baristas photo is quite nice and looks like it should be a Starbucks advertisement or training pamplet. I'd never have expected the quality from a phone.

Are we sure the barista photo was taken with an iPhone?
Aren't they holding the phone in the picture? That would make me think the photo was taken by another camera. Unless katie ta achoo was luckier than we thought and actually got two iPhones. :D

Anyway, the iPhone pics I've seen in opther places ARE quite nice, and much better than I ever expected they'd be...

Bahwinkle
Jul 3, 2007, 09:54 AM
Are we sure the barista photo was taken with an iPhone?
Aren't they holding the phone in the picture? That would make me think the photo was taken by another camera. Unless katie ta achoo was luckier than we thought and actually got two iPhones. :D

Anyway, the iPhone pics I've seen in opther places ARE quite nice, and much better than I ever expected they'd be...

Sorry. My eyes are are failing. You are right. They are holding the phone. Other photos I've received through e-mail directly from the iPhone have been surprisingly good.

Thank you.

jellis
Jul 3, 2007, 10:10 AM
Saturday morning, the day after I picked up my iPhone, I went to a friendís daughter Ellie's 1st birthday party. Like most 1st birthdays it was more of a family get together with a bunch of grandparents and great uncles than it was actual friends of the birthday girl. After I was there for a few minutes I got a text message from a friend and pulled my phone out to check it. While replying one of the aunts was over my shoulder looking at it and asked, "is that the iPhone?" I told her it was and gave it to her to play with. For about the next hour my phone was passed around to every relative from NH to Virginia. I only got it back when I did get a phone call or text and then off it went again. I later found out that me and my iPhone were the hit of little Ellie's party and that I am invited back anytime. It seems as though the iPhone is an instant friend maker.

torvald27
Jul 3, 2007, 10:17 AM
My wife and I picked up an iPhone on Saturday at the Mall of America and decided to have lunch. After we ordered our food, we started unpacking the iPhone and our waiter asked about it and then called the manager over. We let them play with it for a little bit and finished lunch. When it came time to get the bill, they brought us a tiramisu with a candle in it and said it was on them as a congratulations on getting an iPhone. I haven't used the iPhone in public since, however, so I don't know if it is something that will happen again.

Yankees 4 Life
Jul 3, 2007, 11:48 AM
My wife and I picked up an iPhone on Saturday at the Mall of America and decided to have lunch. After we ordered our food, we started unpacking the iPhone and our waiter asked about it and then called the manager over. We let them play with it for a little bit and finished lunch. When it came time to get the bill, they brought us a tiramisu with a candle in it and said it was on them as a congratulations on getting an iPhone. I haven't used the iPhone in public since, however, so I don't know if it is something that will happen again.

hey in olive garden i got a free appetizer for letting the waiter use my iphone :)

iphoneluver
Jul 3, 2007, 11:57 AM
i bought the same exact kit and it fit around my phone just fine. Maybe you stretched it too far or something?

loudestnoise
Jul 3, 2007, 04:28 PM
mmm, soy chai. that sounds yummy. Bummer about the case though, my iQase SiDE on the other hand fits beautifully. And I don't look silly with it on my belt! Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

nohats
Jul 3, 2007, 09:24 PM
Similar story to the star bucks freebie.. i got a free half and half and then an around the world from this girl on telephone road for showing her my iPhone.. but then she took my iPhone while I wasn't looking...

:-(

zelmo
Jul 3, 2007, 10:28 PM
I have a Speck case/belt clip combo for my pathetically outdated, 'can't ever get something free for showing it off' Treo 650. It [the case] works very well - nice and snug, all the openings line up as needed, and typing on the keypad is as easy as if the cover wasn't there at all. I'm surprised that the iPhone case they sell sucks so bad. At least it is a pretty pink color.

Rojo
Jul 4, 2007, 03:32 PM
With all the free things people are getting from just letting people play with their iPhones, suddenly $500-600 doesn't seem so expensive.... :D

Cybergypsy
Jul 4, 2007, 10:34 PM
naked for me

Claypidgeon
Jul 6, 2007, 01:18 PM
Grr, I've been checking email in line at Starbucks the last two mornings and .... nothing! :-) I'm obviously going to the wrong place. It is nice to have a device that makes it easy to use the $30/mos tmobile hotspot account I've been paying for (and haven't been using nearly enough).

I did attend a family reunion last weekend the day after getting the phone... it felt like I was either giving one long iPhone demo and/or watching helplessly as it got passed from person to person :-)

HkyGrL2
Jul 11, 2007, 10:43 PM
That is EXACTLY what happened to me. There is no way you can have this phone and not cover it. I put it on as soon as I got into my car. It turned out just like the photo. Then, I went into the store, showed the employee. We tried the second one, same thing. So, it's not just you. I ended up getting the black incase, which I am really happy with. It doesn't cover around the ear or menu button, but the protective film will do.

I absolutely loved my Xtreme Mac silicon cover for my ipod mini I had a while back. Hopefully, they will come out with an iPhone cover!


http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com)

On iPhone night (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/06/29/iphone-night-katies-experience/), I picked up the Skintight (http://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-skintight.html) from Speck. It cost $29.95 and included in the box were two cases and a belt clip. I slipped on the case as per the instructions and....


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/07/02/Picture 2_500.jpg

Read More (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/02/iphone-case-speck-skintight)

mdurwin@fuseide
Jul 12, 2007, 12:49 PM
I bought an INCASE enclosure for my iPhone the day I bought it. Initially I wanted something cheap and durable until something better came out. I have to say though that I'm completely happy with the case. It's tough, snug, doesn't interfere with either usability or the slick design of the iPhone.
I bought the black one of course, which makes the phone look even slicker. I just found the link to the INCASE site. This is the one I bought:
http://goincase.com/products/detail/protective-cover-cl59030

CormacMaclaggan
Jul 12, 2007, 03:40 PM
i had mine out at costco and some random guy started asking me about it, he was kind of a weirdo so when he asked if he could see i faked a phone call and walked off...hopefully he doesn't read macrumors...

destroyer4
Jul 14, 2007, 12:02 AM
I got the same case. fits like a glove and love it...





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HkyGrL2
Jul 15, 2007, 11:07 PM
notice this specific case isn't on apples website anymore. They must have gotten a ton of complaints/returns.

pianoplayer1
Aug 3, 2007, 10:06 AM
WOW its also off the Speck Products Website!!!! :confused:

I have the same case (clear and black set). The black fits almost perfectly but its low quality.. a.k.a. it wasnt cut perfectly and is a little jagged.

My clear is worse quality and is stretched and even has a small TEAR!

Apple says that I need the box to exchange it, its more than a month since i got it. Do you think that maybe theres a way I can return it and get something else?

benspratling
Aug 3, 2007, 11:06 AM
The incase rubber/silicone ones are AMAZING! They are the only one I see people using and they are getting great reviews. They come in black, grey, and red. Black looks really slick!

I realized after my PowerBook 12" took a fall in a non-Apple-approved backpack that I needed a case for my iPhone right away, so I looked at what was in store, a really odd looking leather thing, and the incase rubber thing. I got the incase cause it was cheaper, but now a friend of mine who bought the leather one decided to get the incase. Apparently that other thing he had first could let the iPhone slide out and his sleep/wake button is now permanently jammed cause he dropped it!

Now the incase does have two drawbacks, it doesn't work in the dock cause it's too big, and it stretches every time you put it on or take it off. I just use the USB cable, no dock is necessary, and avoid taking the case on or off. But it does cleverly disguise my iPhone so nobody notices that I've got one, which is nice, cause when they do notice there's always lots of fuss. Literally, I get "oohs and ahhs" and then gasps. And the few times I have dropped it (albeit on soft surfaces and from 3 feet, not 12) nothing has broken, it just bounces. :)

HkyGrL2
Aug 6, 2007, 10:05 PM
yeah I had the ispeck, then the incase black rubber case=king of scratches and dirt magnet. Then I got the crystal jacket umm yeah. I loved it at first, but then that also ended up scratching my phone and even the film that came with it.
I think I'll just go naked for now.

b257177
Aug 6, 2007, 10:24 PM
I have been running naked now (LOL) since I took back one of the clear acrylic cases. My gripe was the way the case altered the intended form factor. Anyway, I carry the phone everyday in my front right pocket... jeans, shorts, khakis, whatever. Not an issue yet. Thankfully, the one drop thus far was from about two feet, onto pile carpet. Screen and body both remain scratch free (knock on wood) like Jobs intended.

pianoplayer1
Aug 13, 2007, 12:06 PM
Still not back on the website...
Speck told me that they discontinued it because of stretching.

As i said, my clear ripped!

Speck hasn't called back yet :(